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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Little Boy Fish Outfit

My mom had been making these cute little boy pant and shirt outfits for awhile. I had her make one for me for a friend's baby shower last August. Then this spring I decided I wanted to learn how to applique myself so I could make the adorable shirts.

I was nervous about applique because it always looked so hard. It really wasn't as difficult as I thought as long as you use a simple shape (not a lot of acute angle points or curves) and go slowly. Luckily my sewing machine works well going slowly. I followed the instruction my mom gave me which I will do a post on soon.

The first time I appliqued a tie onesie as a trial and it actually turned out great once I figured out what stitch lengths and widths worked best. I thought about giving it away but couldn't part with it yet since I wanted something to look at whenever I do more.

Two baby showers were coming up so I took a trip to JoAnn's and saw some fabulous fish fabric. I knew a fish would be an easy shape to applique (my mom actually already had a template for it she found online) and I bought enough fabric for matching pants too.

I sent the fabric to my mom and she sent back 2 pairs of pants and the fish template. Then I made two fish applique shirts for a complete outfit. Everything is in a 12 month size because at showers people usually end up with a ton of little baby clothes and not many clothes for later on.

It's an easy outfit to thrown on for the day with elastic pants and the fabric isn't really thick so the baby won't be hot.

There are going to be two super stylish boys out and about in fish outfits. I can't wait until I get to see a picture of them in their outfits - Whitney and Carla... make sure to capture that!

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